The Literacy Council offers programs for adults who need help speaking, reading, or writing English. Learners must live or work in Frederick County and be age 18 or over.
Individual and Small Group Tutoring
Individual and small group tutoring sessions are offered for beginning English language learners. All sessions are free. Students are asked to pay for their books if they can. Tutoring sessions are conducted remotely and in-person, depending on what each tutor and student pair or group arrange. Start learning, today!
Practice Speaking English
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Student-Led conversation classes allow adult learners to improve and practice speaking English in a friendly place. People who are being tutored, are waiting for a tutor, or just want to improve their spoken English may register for a class. Click to see the Class Schedule. The classes are free. Start learning, today!
In addition to conversation classes, other community classes include: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Student-Led Conversation; high beginning and low intermediate listening, speaking, and reading; U.S. civics; writing; and beginning computer skills. Click to see the current Class Schedule. Classes meet at set times at the Literacy Council office in downtown Frederick, other places in the county, and some are conducted remotely. Students must arrange for their own transportation.
Get Help with Special Goals
The Literacy Council can also help adult learners to:
- Get a driver’s license.
- Open a bank account.
- Fill out an application for an apartment, loan, college, etc.
- Prepare for the U.S. citizenship test.
- Get ready for the GED test.
- Learn basic computer and math skills.
- Learn English for work (classes at local companies).
Arrange a Good Time and Place
Individual and small group tutoring sessions are set for a time and place outside the home that work for both tutor and student. Community Classes, including conversation classes, meet weekly at set dates and times at the Literacy Council office in downtown Frederick and other places in the county. Students must be able to arrange transportation. Both tutoring and classes are conducted remotely and in-person, depending on what each tutor and student pair or group arrange, and the specific class schedule.